Zephyr Teachout Wants Andrew Cuomo & Common Core Out

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]Z[/dropcap]ephyr Teachout, constitutional law professor at Fordham University and now the Democratic primary challenger for governor of New York, grew up with a picture on her bedroom wall of a man she idolized: then-Gov. Mario Cuomo.She admired his traditional Democratic ideals, his strong character, and his vibrant leadership. When his son Andrew threw his hat in the ring for governor of New York in 2010, Teachout was enthralled enough to inquire about volunteering for his campaign. But soon she grew so disillusioned that she was transformed from avid supporter to current rival.This June, demonstrating what some are calling a “lefty Tea Party” movement, Teachout, 42, announced she would challenge Cuomo in the Democratic primary after losing the nomination for the Working Families Party to him.This Thursday she gave a phone interview to the Press to discuss exactly how she believes the current Gov. Cuomo has failed New Yorkers by not staying true to the traditional Democratic values he’d campaigned on, including what she says is his “abandon[ment] of public schools,” and how the current Moreland Commission scandal sheds light on his leadership.After The New York Times broke the story Wednesday that during anti-corruption investigations by the Moreland Commission Cuomo’s close associates intervened whenever the panel of prosecutors began focusing on groups politically linked to him, Teachout seized on the scandal as an example of the fellow Democrat’s “violation of the public’s trust.”“If Governor Andrew Cuomo directed or even knew that his top aide was obstructing and interfering with the Moreland Commission, he should immediately resign,” she tells the Press.Teachout calls the revelations of his alleged misconduct “shocking” and says the accusations portray his governorship as “profoundly corrupt.”“The powerful—and devastating—New York Times piece on Andrew Cuomo’s top aide meddling in the Moreland anti-corruption commission is the worst example of old-boy network Albany, where the rich and powerful play by different rules,” she said.That “old-boy network” in Albany is exactly what Teachout is looking to change. Although she concedes that Cuomo’s progressive stance on gun control and gay marriage are steps in the right direction, she believes that he is a “corporate Democrat” who has used the “bully pulpit” to advance his own agenda. He doesn’t represent the people, but rather corporate interests.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.If elected, she would start by restructuring New York’s campaign finance laws to incorporate Connecticut’s public funding of campaigns.“Nominations should not depend on rich friends” she insists, but instead place a preference on grassroots campaigns that directly emphasizes citizens’ interests. “New Yorkers are very egalitarian people, yet we live in the most unequal state.”She believes that the recent election of Bill DiBlasio as mayor of New York City proved that the electorate is ready to embrace a progressive candidate who would represent the true Democratic values that she says Cuomo has abandoned.“When [Cuomo] picked [Kathy] Hochul for lieutenant governor, it showed that he is taking his Democratic voters for granted,” Teachout explains. By choosing a running mate who is “anti-immigrant and has not stepped away from that accusation,” she says that Cuomo could be courting right-leaning supporters for a possible presidential campaign.“He promised to clean up Albany, to change the way campaigns are funded, to fight for a Democratic [state] Senate and to veto gerrymandered districts,” she tells the Press. “He broke all those promises, and instead has governed as a trickle-down Republican taking advantage of the lack of good anti-corruption laws in this state.”She believes that one of the biggest failures of Cuomo’s governorship has been the disastrous implementation of the Common Core education reform. If she becomes governor, Teachout says she “would immediately halt Common Core and lead a delegation of parents and teachers to Washington to argue that we can and should develop our own standards, and not use high-stakes testing to judge teachers.“The stress of these tests brings anxiety into classrooms that should be places of learning, curiosity, and engagement,” she continues. “Students thrive when teachers are trusted, schools are well-funded, and they suffer when teachers are treated like suspects and tests replace learning.”Teachout claims she’s found tremendous support on Long Island, where there is a robust anti-Common Core movement that she finds impressive. Her supporters here have “come out in droves,” she says. She finds it telling because “they were not bought. They are just looking out for the children,” the children she believes that Cuomo has “abandoned” to corporate donors like Bill Gates, who has invested millions of dollars in Common Core’s nationwide rollout.“I’ve visited more public schools than [Cuomo] has,” she states. “Why is that?”An advocate for a decentralized government, she criticizes the Common Core curriculum as a federal takeover of education that removes the freedom of teachers to adapt to the individual needs of their students. This usurpation strips the teaching profession of autonomy and is precisely the vision of Gates, who, Teachout claims, is saying he knows better than educators and parents.Teachout would adapt a new system based on the input of education professionals who would set a high bar while still responding to the needs of the children.Her vision of an overhaul of New York’s education system would include the replacement of the often-criticized Education Commissioner.“John King has failed to listen to parents and teachers who have spoken up forcefully about the problems with high stakes testing and privatization of public schools,” she says, adding that he “is the wrong person for the job.” Many observers believe that with Cuomo leading Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate, by nearly 40 points and possessing a vast campaign war chest that dwarfs his rivals’ coffers by millions of dollars, her campaign is a lost cause. Teachout is not one of them.Asked whether she thinks she can beat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, without hesitation, she says enthusiastically, “Yes, I do.”last_img read more

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Cops Pelted With Debris After 50 Cent Show in Freeport

By on December 16, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Leo CapobiancoTwo Freeport village police officers were injured when Nautical Mile bar patrons threw debris at the officers as they arrested a suspect after rapper 50 Cent performed over the weekend, authorities said.The Grammy-Award winning hip hop artist performed at Bracco’s Clam and Oyster Bar on Woodcleft Avenue, drawing hundreds of people outside, stopping traffic and forcing police to close the street for nearly an hour until they could disperse the crowd Saturday night. Later, when police arrested a suspected drunken driver outside the bar, officers were pelted with bottles and debris believed to be thrown by patrons of Bracco’s.“The attack on our police officers will not be tolerated in the Village of Freeport,” Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy told reporters Monday during a news conference at Freeport village police headquarters.The two injured officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Other officers struck by the debris were not injured.Besides the accused drunken driver, two other suspects were also arrested, including a man who was found to be in possession of cocaine after he tried to fight security guards who kicked him out of Bracco’s, police said.None of the arrests were for injuring the officers. Authorities said they do not know the motive for the attack. Police are continuing the investigation and are reviewing security camera footage in an attempt to identify the assailants.Freeport police said they will report the incident to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA), which fined Bracco’s $2,500 in 2012, $2,500 last year and $4,500 last month for various violations, records show.Freeport officials suggested that the bar’s track record and these new complaints may result in Bracco’s having its liquor license revoked, but an SLA spokesman said that’s up to the agency’s board.“All penalties are determined the SLA’s three-member board, based on the severity of the violation(s) and the disciplinary history of the licensee,” SLA spokesman William Crowley told the Press.Regardless of what happens, Mayor Kennedy said the public can expect that “the Nautical Mile is safe and secure, and we’re looking forward to a great summer finale.”-With Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

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Palma Travel has created charter-package arrangements for Dubrovnik with departures from Zagreb and Ljubljana

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgThus, the first charter flight from Ljubljana with 76 passengers, who are accommodated in Dubrovnik hotels, landed in Dubrovnik yesterday. By the way, the line from Ljubljana, which did not exist so far, is planned every Thursday, in the period from June 25 to October 1. Organized by the Croatian travel agency Palma travel doo and the Slovenian travel agency Palma doo, charter-package arrangements have been created for Dubrovnik with departures from Zagreb and Ljubljana every Thursday until October 1.10.2020, XNUMX. 180 Croatian and Slovenian guests are expected in Dubrovnik every week Dubrovnik tourist workers – join the promotion of the line The line from Ljubljana is a new line that has not existed so far, so we are more than satisfied with the first response and demand in Slovenia. However, the campaign has just started and we expect good demand, points out Čanaglić and adds: “Precisely in order to, due to the specifics of this season and the global situation in which we find ourselves, do something good for domestic guests, to help partner hoteliers in an area that almost “lives” exclusively from foreign guests who are now gone, and generally start Croatian tourism, we decided in negotiations with partners to create a package that includes a return flight Zagreb – Dubrovnik – Zagreb every Thursday starting from 2.7. until 1.10.2020., all air taxes + luggage, 7 nights in the selected hotel (from 3 to 5 *, from the service of bed and breakfast to all inclusive), tourist taxes, complete service in the destination (transfer, representative, possibility of excursion) . Specifically, the first departures and arrangements start from 3.070 kn per person”Points out Dalibor Čanaglić from the Palma Travel agency. By the way, I think that the big mistake of our tourism is that we easily reject the domestic guest, especially in the pre- and post-season, let alone this year in the current situation. It was the local guests who generated consumption this part of the season in the interior of Istria, where caterers and winemakers point out that domestic guests have saved them in the previous part of the season.  “Last booking is currently present in Slovenia, where Slovenians decide to travel at the last minute, ie 10 days before departure, booking and payment is made. So it is still difficult to talk about booking for September, but if the epidemiological situation is favorable, we expect an increase in the arrival of Slovenian tourists on the Adriatic. The state of booking is extremely influenced by the day-to-day media reports as well as the statements of epidemiologists, both from Croatia and Slovenia. If no one says anything for a day or two, people live normally and book their vacations, and as soon as the media announces an increase in new cases, the booking stops immediately. ” pointed out Čanaglić. We know that for years, a 7-day vacation in Dubrovnik has been almost inaccessible for a domestic guest, primarily due to high accommodation prices, fast occupancy, the price of arrival at the destination, expensive non-board consumption, etc. with a flight from Zagreb, as well as from Ljubljana. From next Thursday, a 319-seat Airbus 180 is planned, and a press trip of Slovenian and Croatian journalists and partners organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the Palma agency is also planned, in order to further promote and bring the whole project closer. Of course, 4 million Croats (ie half less according to CBS data / In 2019, 54% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over went on private multi-day trips ) cannot replace the 20 million arrivals of foreign tourists, but they can certainly be a great base for extending the season, generators of certain tourist spending and ultimately the motive for the arrival of foreign tourists because no one wants to come to a destination “dead” out of season. As Dubrovnik is dependent on air flights, this is a good opportunity for all Dubrovnik tourist workers to promote this line through their own channels, because they will additionally contribute to the promotion of the same. And that’s a win-win for everyone, because if demand is weak, the line will logically shut down. Synergy across the chain is key. Photo: Dubrovnik Airport Find out more about Palma Travel with flights from Zagreb and Ljubljana to Dubrovnik HERE Dubrovnik is directly dependent on air travel last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgWellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016: Friday, August 5, 2016•12:27 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•6:25 a.m. Mikael G. Cline, 50, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 47 mph in a 30mph zone.•9:20 a.m. Erin D. Glover, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal trespass.•11:13 a.m. Kimberly A. Dick, 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with battery and disorderly conduct.•1:50 p.m. Kori L. Martin, 25, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for improper lane change and no proof of insurance.•3:57 p.m. Took report of a civil problem in the 2000 block of E. 7th.                                                    •4:05 p.m. Gregory A.Lowe, 40, Milan was arrested and confined on two outside warrants: Sedgwick County and Nemah County.•5:31 p.m. Officers investigated a suspicious known person in the 800 block of E. 16th.•6:15 p.m.  Officers took report of found property in the 500 block of N. Park of two bicycles/boots.•7:26 p.m.  Officers investigated traffic contraband into jail and theft in the 1200 block of W. 8th.•7:40 p.m. Rachelle L. Ward, 46, Wellington was arrested, confined  and bonded on county charges of traffic contraband into jail and theft.•11:22 p.m. Officers investigated burglary in the 1200 block of N. B. gaming system(s).Saturday, August 6, 2016:•9:08 a.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1400 block of E. 16th involving vehicles operated by Pauliana J C Ybarra, 25, Wellington and Diana L. Gregory, 56, Caldwell.•11:13 a.m. Sydney L A Palmer, 18, Wellington was arrested, confined and bonded on charges of criminal damage to property.•3:30 p.m. Michael E. Johnson, 34,Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired tag.•7:01 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle in the 200 block of E Sumner.Sunday, August 7,2016•12:41 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a faucet in the 200 block of E. Harvey.•5:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of clothing/jewelry in the 600 block of N. F.•5:39 p.m. Officers took report of found trike in the 100 block of W. Lincoln.•11:58 p.m. Officerslast_img read more

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FAU Donors Barry and Carole Kaye Pass Away from COVID-19

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgCarole and Barry were noted philanthropists who donated millions of dollars to various causes in the community, including City of Hope, the Whitney Museum, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ben-Gurion University and Florida Atlantic University.At FAU, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, the Carole and Barry Kaye Great Hall in FAU’s alumni center and the Barry Kaye Hall in the College of Business are named in their honor. Barry Kaye was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from FAU in 2005.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for the Kayes was held Tuesday via Zoom. “We appreciate the generosity of Carole and Barry Kaye and their family to the College of Business,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “Prior Business Dean Dennis Coates and Barry Kaye were good friends, and I have enjoyed getting to know Howard Kaye and his family. Their support means a great deal. Many of our business faculty have their offices in Barry Kaye Hall, and our students take classes there as well. It is sad that the COVID-19 virus has taken Carole and Barry Kaye and so many others. But as I listened to the memorial ceremony, I could not help but admire their love for each other over a 58-year marriage, as well as their devotion to family and friends. They have left a great family legacy, and they certainly lived a full, adventurous and remarkable life together.”The couple is survived by their children, Howard and his wife, Andrea; Alan and his wife, Michelle; and Fern Tessler and her husband, Lenard; Barry’s son, Rory; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. The Kayes were predeceased by Barry’s son, Ronald. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of a beloved Boca Raton couple known for their philanthropy. Barry Kaye, a longtime Boca Raton resident died April 21 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 91. Carole Kaye, his wife of 58 years, also succumbed to the disease and passed away five days later. She was 87.Barry and Carole Kaye, prominent Boca Raton philanthropists and benefactors, passed away from COVID-19. https://t.co/JMjAXngGH3— Boca Raton Magazine (@bocamag) May 1, 2020last_img read more

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Crosby lifts Penguins past Jets in shootout

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first_imgWinnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17) dumps Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored the shootout winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a penalty-filled game Thursday night.Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped shots by Andrew Ladd and Evander Kane to secure a sixth consecutive win for the Penguins. Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets to open the shootout.Brandon Sutter had a goal and two assists, while Steve Downie and Simon Despres added goals for Pittsburgh in regulation. Fleury finished with 34 saves through overtime.Ladd, Jacob Trouba and Kane scored for the Jets, who now have points in seven straight games. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 shots for Winnipeg.The teams combined for 102 penalty minutes and three fights, but no power-play goals.The Jets had a chance to win the game on the power play after Despres was called for tripping Mark Scheifele with 1:06 left in overtime, but they couldn’t find the net. Pittsburgh extended its perfect stretch on the penalty kill to 34 for 34.Ladd, the Winnipeg captain, opened the scoring midway through the first period when he tipped Bryan Little’s shot in the top of the crease past Fleury for his sixth goal of the season.It ended a shutout streak of 164:22 for Fleury, who was playing his first game since signing a four-year, $23-million contract extension on Wednesday.The lead lasted 100 seconds, as Despres’s point shot through heavy traffic made it 1-1.Sutter gave Pittsburgh the lead at 6:50 of the second period when he broke through the Jets’ defense and beat Pavelec with a low shot for his fourth goal of the season.Downie made it 3-1 late in the second when he just missed a breakaway pass after coming out of the penalty box, but took the ricochet off the end boards and made a deke to his backhand. Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien cross-checked Downie into the corner boards after the goal, but Downie’s retaliation cost Pittsburgh a power play.An undisciplined second period could have gone even worse for the Jets, but they managed to kill two power plays, including a 29-second two-man advantage. The Penguins’ power play entered the game a league-best 41.3 per cent, but finished the night 0 for 6.A blast to the top corner from Trouba late in the period made it 3-2 at the second intermission.Kane tied the game on a breakaway at 3:55 of the third period after a lead pass from Wheeler. It was the first of the season, and 100th of the career, for the 23-year-old winger who missed eight games with injury.NOTES: Little played his 500th career game, while Penguins forward Craig Adams played his 300th consecutive game. … Wheeler, who entered the season with three fights in 454 career games, dropped his gloves for the third time this season in a first-period scrap with Rob Bortuzzo.last_img read more

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Mary Kom reveals what her biggest training obstacle is during lockdown

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/PTIAdvertisement 7doy8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbn3p8qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0y5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7hf2eWould you ever consider trying this?😱liukCan your students do this? 🌚t1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The past few months under the lock down in the novel Coronavirus pandemic has been a very unusual phase in the lives of athletes. Self isolated in their homes, away from their natural habitat was a new experience for many, and a number of sportspersons resorted to self training and exercising to keep their form up even during the lock down. The story is same even for the country’s boxing icon MC Mary Kom. However, the atmosphere away from the training facilities brings forth new obstacles, and for the her, it was the absence of a sparring partner.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/PTIFor boxers, drills with a sparring partner is a vital part of their training regime. Unfortunately for Mary, neither her footballer husband Karung Onkholer Kom, nor their three little boys are fit enough for the role.While regular exercises and workout sessions have been a part of the Olympic bronze medallist’s life for the past months, not having a boxing partner was the biggest obstacle Mary felt, as she spoke to Time of India.Advertisement Every boxer would definitely say yes,” Mary acknowledged the lack of a sparring partner for training. “Sparring is an integral part of boxing, where we apply our learning, thoughts and counter. It’s definitely been a problem.”“This time of pandemic is challenging for all of us in different ways. It has been the same for me and my family. We have to embrace this time, which was never expected and deal with it,” the 37 year old answered when asked about how difficult the lock down period was.Advertisement Although Mary added that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic to next year has disrupted her plans, but the extra time she would be getting to prepare in the future has been beneficial.“I can’t call it better, but am accepting the fact that it does give me much more time to be well prepared to take on the best in the world,” Mary went on, “Now let’s hope things become normal soon and we can all start preparing.”In addition to that, the lock down has not been all dull for the pugilist, as she opened up about the quality time Mary has been spending with her family.She continued, “My children got to eat more than they normally do on other days as I love preparing various recipes and snacks. I play, dance, and sing with my children,”“I am also training daily at home, doing my regular fitness exercises.” Mary added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Popular WWE personnel announces Covid-19 infectionSunil Gavaskar compares Virat Kohli’s batting to this all time great! Advertisementlast_img read more

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By on August 2, 2020

first_imgPICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $49,133 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $300,000ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2015)–Longshot Ashleyluvssugar pressed the pace from his outside post position and went on to an authoritative 1 ¾ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 “You Can’t Make It Up” allowance purse at Santa Anita, as he covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.10 under Mike Smith.Trained by Peter Eurton, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Game Plan pressed French-bred Sofast into and around the far turn, took a narrow advantage at the top of the lane and widened late on even money favorite Talco.Off at 8-1 in a field of eight older horses, Ashleyluvssugar paid $19.20, $5.80 and $4.00.“This was my first time on him on the turf, and he might be better on this than on synthetic,” said Smith. “I think it may be time to see if he can win a stake.”Owned by his breeders, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Ashleyluvssugar won for the first time in three tries on turf and improved his overall mark to 9-4-0-2. With the winner’s share of $46,800, he increased his earnings to $215,504.“This is the first time he’s had a chance to really show himself on turf,” said Eurton. “He needs something tight (surface-wise). He’s not a big horse. He uses all of his energy trying to get through dirt and he couldn’t do it last time out (when sixth, beaten 11 ¾ lengths on a wet fast surface Jan. 11).”French-bred Talco, who exited a close fifth place run in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) on Dec. 26, was next to last around the Club House turn, pulled his way into contention turning for home while five-wide, but flattened out to finish second, a nose in front of Jules Journey.Off at even money, he paid $2.60 and $2.40.Jules Journey, ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, was mid-pack after the first half mile and just missed the place. Off at 10-1, he paid $4.20 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover of $49,133 into Friday and it’s expected Friday’s total pool will exceed $300,000. First post time for an eight-race card is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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Icardi signals his intention amid Chelsea and Man United transfer links

By on December 26, 2019

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE REVEALED no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Despite his club form, Icardi didn’t make the Argentina squad and will not also not face his compatriot Lionel Messi in the Champions League game.The Barca ace fractured his arm and has been ruled out for three weeks. Both clubs are currently level on points in Group B having won both games so far. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Inter captain Mauro Icardi has no intention of leaving the club as the former Barcelona academy player prepares to return to the Camp Nou.Icardi’s displays over the last few seasons has seen him linked with Real Madrid as well as Premier League clubs Chelsea and Man United. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED shining Most popular football news 2 RANKED huge blow The 25-year-old scored 29 Serie A goals last season and his displays this term have also caught the eye where his predatory instincts has seen him score important goals against Milan and Tottenham.He is out of contract in 2021, but speaking ahead of the Champions League game against Barcelona, the Argentina international said he is settled in Italy.“As I have said so many times, I am very well in Milano, I feel very good at Inter, my family is very good in Milano and right now I don’t have any intention to leave,” he said.“I had [a] few offers last summer but right now I don’t feel the need or the desire to leave Milano.” Icardi celebrates his late winner against Milan Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 BEST OF Icardi spent three years at Barca before joining Sampdoria in 2011 and then Inter in 2013 where he has won the league’s Golden Boot award twice.“Playing for Barcelona’s academy was a very important time for me and my career, as I learned a great deal here. I started my career here and facing them as a player in the Champions League is undoubtedly special and exciting.“However, when I had the chance to come to Italy with Sampdoria, I didn’t need to think twice. It was the right decision for me and my representatives.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Inter captain scored a screamer to draw his side level against Spurs in the Champions League Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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By on December 22, 2019

first_imgFormer Donegal GAA star Kevin Cassidy has voiced his dismay at the current state of his own GAA club Gaoth Dobhair.Cassidy launched a venomous attack on the club’s hierarchy and said many club volunteers involved in the boardroom are responsible for destroying the club. He said the current climate of back-stabbing and politics behind closed doors has resulted in the club being left as he describes as in the ‘gutter’.Cassidy doesn’t hold back in the hard hitting column in the GAA paper – ‘The Gaelic Life’ earlier this week.Cassidy has said it’s inexcusable for a club that has so many talented players at their disposal to be performing so poorly year-on-year.Gaoth Dobhair had SIX players on the Donegal minor team that reached the All-Ireland final in 2014, and have THREE on the current Donega senior panel . Cassidy said, “As I sit here today I wonder how my club went from where it was, to where it is now. In my eyes we are one of the biggest clubs in Ulster never mind Donegal and we should be competing in Donegal year in year out.“To give you a sense of the talent at our disposal we had six players on the county minor team that got to the All-Ireland final last year.“We had five on this year’s minor panel and then you have Neil and Eamonn McGee and Odhran McNiallais on the senior panel.“When you put those players along with the rest of us we should have enough to at least to compete in any county, but for a number of reasons we haven’t been doing that.“Our senior teams have failed to get out of our group this past three years and haven’t contested as much as a semi final since 2008.“Whether we like it or not, the GAA is the most political non-political party in the country and it is those type of back-stabbing politics that destroy good clubs. “Some people in our club may not like me for saying this but our club is in the gutter at the minute and it’s time something was done about it.CASSIDY – “GAOTH DOBHAIR GAA CLUB IS IN THE ‘GUTTER’ DUE TO BACK-STABBING was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

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